Hannah Dagg, 28, a mental health nurse working at the NHS Grampian in the super prison in Peterhead, Scotland, was caught smuggling cocaine and cannabis resin into the prison in return for cash from a prisoner.

As reported by the Daily Mail, a drug-sniffer dog caught Dagg as she arrived at work on 19 April, sniffing out the £2,500 worth of drugs. Her actions will lead Dagg to face her own prison sentence for the drug smuggling and she is facing sentencing this month.

Nurse hides cannabis and cocaine on her person

Dagg, who hails from Dornoch, Sutherland, had reportedly stuffed cannabis resin in wraps in both her shoes and had a capsule full of cocaine hidden inside her body.

The Daily Record quotes prosecutor Rhuriah McAllister as saying Dagg was working at HMP and YOI Grampian at the time and that a sniffer dog was awaiting her arrival at the prison on 19 April 2018. He explained that she had a wrap of the cannabis resin hidden in both shoes. While it was not reported where she hid the cocaine, Dagg had admitted to concealing it within her body and the capsule was recovered, containing 3g of cocaine.

Dagg had confessed to police that she was delivering the drugs to a prisoner and had given his name.

She told them the smuggling operation involved a phone call and meeting with a woman outside the prison who gave her the drugs. Dagg said her role was to hide the drugs on her person and take them into the prison. She said she had already received payment from the prisoner.

Reportedly the cannabis resin had a normal street value of between £100 to £310 while the cocaine was valued at between £170 and £200.

However, the drugs’ value in the prison was around “five times” more.

Nurse suspended from duty

Nina Derrin, Dagg’s solicitor told the court that her client had been suspended from work at the prison. Derrin added that her client had “serious mental health issues.” According to the solicitor, Dagg had recently been diagnosed with a “borderline personality disorder,” was very depressed and was having “suicidal thoughts.” Derrin went on to state that her client’s offences were entirely out of her character.

Meanwhile, Dagg was told by Sheriff Christine McCrossan that she considered the offence a serious matter, particularly as Dagg was working as a mental health nurse in the prison.

The Daily Mail reports that Dagg was charged with two counts for the supply of controlled substances, under the Misuse of Drugs Act of 1971. She now awaits sentencing.